ICCA/ICC India Pilot Project Completes Successful First Year

ICCA and the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) completed a successful first year of the India Pilot Project. Significant capacity building and other activities were undertaken to enhance ICC’s Responsible Care® program. ICC conducted a series of seven Responsible Care related webinars, increasing the rate of participation in Responsible Care among their members by over 10 percent. ICC also made improvements to their KPI Guidance documents and trained 140 member companies on the revised reporting tools.

Working Groups were established to update the guidance documents for each of the three ICC Responsible Care Codes, with plans to train members on the updated guidance in 2021. In collaboration with the ICCA Energy & Climate Change Leadership Group (E&CC LG), members were trained on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data calculation and reporting methodologies. ICC and the E&CC LG may conduct further training for ICC members, with the goal of consistent GHG data reporting by ICC members by 2021.

Membership in NicerGlobe, ICC’s transportation safety program, tripled after conducting outreach efforts and providing a subsidy to small- and medium-sized members otherwise unable to participate. ICC also utilized pilot funding to train a pool of 100 drivers on hazardous material. 

In 2021, planned activities include a Security Vulnerability Assessment of one ICC member and subsequent outreach to share learnings and encourage broader adoption of the ICC Security Code by ICC member companies. ICCA and ICC have also proposed a 2-day webinar for the Government of India to share available trainings on GHS with Indian government officials.

The NicerGlobe platform will be upgraded and expanded to provide services to exporters and those using train operations, in addition to the road transport tracking and emergency response services currently provided. E-learning tools are also being developed to train additional drivers and provide refresher modules for those previously trained via an online platform.

The pilot is envisioned as a two-year project which can be replicated in other markets. A second pilot will be launched in 2022.